Selected Publications

Salimpoor, V. N., Zald, D. H., Zatorre, R. J., Dagher, A., McIntosh, A. R. (2015) Predictions and the Brain: How Musical Sounds Become Pleasurable, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 19(2)86-91.

Salimpoor, V. N., Zatorre, R. (2013) Complex cognitive functions underlie aesthetic emotions.  Physics of Life Reviews, In Press.

Zatorre, R., Salimpoor, V. N. (2013) From Perception to Pleasure: Music and its Neural Substrates, PNAS, 110(2) 10430-10437.     

Salimpoor, V. N., van den Bosch, I., Kovacevic, N., McIntosh, R. A., Dagher, A., Zatorre, R. (2013) Interactions Between the Nucleus Accumbens and Auditory Cortices Predicts Music Reward Value.  Science, 340(6129), 216-219.

Salimpoor, V. N.,  Zatorre, R. (2013) Neural Interactions that Give Rise to Musical Pleasure.  Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 7(1)62-75.

Salimpoor, V. N., Benovoy, M., Larcher, K., Dagher, A., Zatorre, R., (2011) Anatomically Distinct Dopamine Release During Anticipation and Experience of Peak Emotion to Music.  Nature Neuroscience,14(2), 257-262

Salimpoor, V. N., Chang, C. E., Menon, V., (2010) Neural Basis of Behavioral Facilitation During Repetition Priming:Evidence for Rapid Learning Mediated by the Medial Temporal lobe. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22(4) 790-805.

Meyer, M., Salimpoor, V. N., Wu, S., Geary, D. Menon, V. (2010) Differential Contribution of Specific Working Memory Components to Mathematical Achievement in 2nd and 3rd Graders. Journal of Learning and Individual Differences, 20(2) 101-109.

Salimpoor, V. N., Benovoy, M., Longo, G., Cooperstock, J., Zatorre, R. (2009) The Rewarding Aspects of Music Listening are Related to Degree of Emotional ArousalPLoS-ONE, 4(10) e7487.

Wu, S., Meyer, M., Maeda, U., Salimpoor, V. N., Tomiyama, S., Geary, D. Menon, V. (2008) Standardized Assessment of Strategy Use and Working Memory in early Mental Arithmetic Performance. Developmental Neuropsychology. 33(3), 365-393.